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Daniel (NIV Application Commentary, Old Testament)

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Most Bible commentaries take us on a one-way trip from the twentieth century to the first century. But they leave us there, assuming that we can somehow make the return journey on our own. In other words, they focus on the original meaning of the passage but don't discuss its contemporary application. The information they offer is valuablebut the job is only half done! The

Hardcover, 320 pages
Published March 29th 1999 by Zondervan (first published March 23rd 1999)
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Dec 16, 2016 Adam rated it really liked it
Along with Enns on Exodus, one of the best NIVAC commentaries I've used. Again, was very helpful for preaching through Daniel, and was enjoyable to read.
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Nov 24, 2016 Jonathan Mcleod rated it it was amazing
I recently preached a sermon series on the book of Daniel, and this was the commentary I most frequently consulted.
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Jan 25, 2013 Josh Wilson rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The NIV Application Commentary Series is great for people who want an in-depth understanding of the book they are studying, but want to combine that with their devotions. It's as the name implies--application-oriented. Oftentimes devotional-type books do little to enhance your understanding of the Bible and its background or help you learn to read it on your own, and commentaries fall short of being devotional in nature--they don't help you apply it. This book does what it sets out to do.

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Jan 14, 2016 Graham rated it really liked it
Though I don't really agree with several conclusions, (and every conclusion with regard to Daniel should probably be affirmed with great caution) Longman presents his arguments for his interpretation well, and acknowledges that other scholars present valid arguments for other conclusions. This is how gracious scholarship should go. Also, Longman makes the book of Daniel accessible to a broader audience and worthwhile for faithful living and not just for eschatalogical junkies. He handles the apo ...more
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This is the first I've read of the NIV Commentary series and it was good for a devotional commentary. Longman was quite good and balanced on chapters 1-6 but I was disappointed with his approach to the apocalyptic portion of his work. His treatment of the 70 weeks in Daniel 9 was especially shallow. He often skipped over some of the more difficult interpretive issues with nothing more than a quick nod. I appreciated his interaction with the dating of Daniel throughout the whole work. This commen ...more
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Usually I really enjoy the NIV Application Commentaries. This one however . . . rather dry, not nearly as much personal application as some of the other ones that I have read.
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Tremper Longman III (PhD, Yale University) is the Robert H. Gundry Professor of Biblical Studies at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California. Before coming to Westmont, he taught at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia for eighteen years. He has authored or coauthored numerous books, including An Introduction to the Old Testament, How to Read Proverbs, and commentaries on Daniel, ...more
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